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and ultimately very bloody standoff between law enforcement and this very well-armed group of people. it was a 50-day standoff in waco that ended in a massive fire and many, many fatalities. >> good evening. it appears tonight that david koresh, who believed that he was the son of god, perished today in a setting that closely resembled hell. and apparently, he took more than 85 of his followers with him, including it's estimated 17 children. >> what happened at waco was an absolute nightmare. but on parts of the very far right, on the anti-government far right fringe, it was seen not just as a nightmare but as a conspiracy, as a government conspiracy, as something that was ginned up and in fact faked by the government to create a big enough, scary enough situation that it would justify taking away everyone's guns. a freshman republican congressman from texas at the time, a congressman named steve stockman, even wrote in an article in "guns & ammo" magazine that waco was a government execution. he said, "waco was supposed to be a way for the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms and the clinton
weight this office holds to make them a reality. because while there is no law or set of laws that prevent every senseless act of violence completely, no piece of legislation that will prevent every tragedy, every act of evil, if there is even one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if there is even one life that can be saved, we have an obligation to try. >> texas congressman steve stockman made news. he said he would take any means necessary to stop the president from bypassing congress even arcticles for impeoplement. congressman stockman. you would do whatever it takes. what kinds of actions you take to reverse the executive orders. >> mike, right now what we did, we contacted dr. paul, a senator in up in the senate and we are co-sponsoring legislation to and perform stopping the bills which are executive orders that act like bills and in order to make sure he doesn't overstep his authority. we are introducing legislation as we speak. we'll draft and introduce it in the coming weeks. >> the word impeachment came up. is that a threat? >> we have a lot of option and too
control, for parking, for what have you. and we have about 2,000 individuals from law enforcement agencies, all over of this side of the united states. they try to get people to come close because they can drive in. so those are the numbers. now, what are they going to be doing? certainly trying to keep the crowd safe. but it's also important to say the authorities here are expecting the crowd to be about one-third to one-half the size of the crowd when president obama was naug rainaugurated th time. the trick is to try to stay invisible and not make it look like a police state. we know both at the republican and democratic national conventions there were so many security personnel, they kind of overwhelmed the place and it was perhaps a little too much, not just for the locals but also for the national audience. >> joe johns, thanks very much. >> thank you so much, joe. it's not just inauguration weekend, it's also the martin luther king holiday weekend. to mark that, thousands of people are taking part in a national day of service today. including the first family, obamas helped fix up a
are treated like anyone else under the law. for if we are truly created equal, then sure lit love we commit to one another must be equally as well. >> reporter: foreign policy was noticeably absent from his address though he harolded a decade of war, touting a recovering economy and acknowledged the lessons still ahead. >> the commitments we make to each other, these things do not sap our nation. they strengthen us. >> reporter: he gave mitt romney this line. >> they do not make us a nation of tears. ♪ la >> reporter: filling the air what patriotism, kelly clarkson and beyonce. ♪ the brave there was a poem and prayers. as he left the west front of the capitol, a nostalgic turned back toward the lincoln memorial. >> i want to take a look out one more time. >> now there were shades of the campaign that the president winning out, success can't mean that a few people are making it and a growing number are barely scratching by. the president acknowledging that bipartisan -- or the lack of bipartisanship here in washington but noted that everyone needs to work together for the good of the cou
, the president signed into law. >> there will be no more tax-funded bailouts. period. >> years of spending added up and the debt ceiling talks of 2011 led to a budget standoff between democrats and republicans who had taken back control of the house in the mid-terms. >> is there a risk that the united states could lose its triple-a credit rating, yes or no? >> no risk of that. >> no risk. >> the debt ceiling was raised in august, the political fight and the spotlight on the count row's deficit and debt problems led s&p to downgrade the u.s. credit rating for the first time in history. >> geithner steered the major economic moves in the first term, now he's stepping down at treasury. the pick to replace him is jack lew, who has established a close relationship with the president. he is know chummy with the republicans on the hill after the debt ceiling negotiation. for that reason and other, his looming confirmation hearing could be bumpy. but if confirmed, lew will likely be dealing with the top issue in this second term, how to get the economy moving and addressing the count re's long-term fisc
trouble moving large controversial legislation and we think back to the president's health care law, his health insurance entitlement program, they had to do that on a budget reconciliation vote, basically a procedural end around to avoid the 60 vote threshold and it's stuck in the craw of a lot of liberals. they think now though, they have enough leverage with this threat against the minority that says either give up-- either voluntarily lessen your own power, agree to lessen your own power or we'll take it away with what's called the nuclear option. >> i just, i don't understand. i mean, i see why harry reid wants that now, the democrats want that now that they're in power, but look at our history. they won't stay in power forever. they just won't. the republicans will come back at some point and regain control of that chamber, and then what? how are the liberals going to feel if we wind up with a republican president, a republican senate and a republican house and there are, you know, seriously curtailed minority voting rights in the senate and shut out. >> all that matters to the oba
newtown. >> on the letter that julie wrote me, she said i know that laws have to be passed by congress. but i beg you to try very hard. julie, i will try very hard. >> also greeting the president, 10-year-old teja goode. >> you don't want to lose your life over one little thing, luke a bullet. >> reporter: before signing nearly two dozen executive actions, the president called on americans to ask representatives what's more important? >> doing whatever it takes to get an "a" grade from the gun lobby that funds their campaigns? or giving parents some piece of mind when they drop their child off for first grade? >> reporter: even before the president's remarks, the nra unleashed this attack. this invokes mr. obama's daughters. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools, when his kids are protected by armed guards at their schools? >> reporter: the white house quickly blasted the video as repugnant and cowardly. and house speaker -- if congress acts on this, house speak her john boehner will have to play a si
of our laws date back to the 1950's. some to the 1960's. there has to be a way of bringing it up to date. those are things that will have to be negotiated. all be just say it can't managed by a central system in washington where washington decides how many nurses we need, how many farm workers. business will have to play a role and business will have to be the determining factor in order to make this work in a practical way. >> think for a man and that 10,000 people a day retire in the united states, seven days a week. we are a nation with unemployment and with a shortage of people that go to work at specific jobs. the secretary's point is on target. if you try to do this with an overseer of exactly how many left-handed nurses and right- handed carpenters get into the added states, we are doing the wrong thing. we need to do it on demand. if we have an extraordinary need to be competitive, and many, because of the price of energy and the fact the country is probably will have and have access to more energy than anyone else, you will see manufacturing jobs coming back to the united states
, connecticut has profoundly moved the dial on public support for stricter gun laws. the new poll finds that 54% of americans think gun control laws should be tightened in comparison to just 39% lass than a year ago. perhaps most heartening is the proposal by gun owners. a whopping 93% of people from gun-owning households support background checks on all gun purchases. and 53% of them support a ban on high-capacity magazines. but will public opinion translate into meaningful policy changes? as we have seen in the weeks since nowtown, not without a fiekt from the nra and the gun lobby. our next guest lee fong, contributing writer for "the nation," and he is here with the latest on what gun manufacturers are doing. welcome back inside "the war room." >> thanks for having me. >> when i see these numbers on guns, it's astonishing how much this tragedy has changed these numbers. >> this tragedy was unique, one because it was so horrific, but two, we saw a lot of political leadership that we haven't seen in previous massacres. with the shooting in wisconsin we didn't see
will always get guns. doesn't mean you don't make laws. if that is the case you didn't make laws because people would always break them. according to gallup, 53% support president's on gun control. "time" magazine as 56%. there is great support in congress and senate at least among the american people for the president to do what he wants to do. martha: we have another poll we want to look at. it shows basically americans believe the most important thing is to protect the constitutional right of the second amendment to own guns. 51% say that. 40% say they think the most important part is to protect citizens from gun violence. just a quick thought on that, mark. we have to go. we have to break away to something live here. >> exactly. protecting americans from gun violence, the assault weapons ban doesn't do that we had assault weapons ban from 1994 to 2004. it expired in 2004. you know what happened? guns violence went down since the sought weapons ban expired. bill: the white house giving a bit of the theme for the speech. moments away in washington. martha: a major weather alert in part
and uphold our values through strength of arms and the rule of law. we will show the courage to try and resolve our differences with other nations peacefully, not because we are naive about the dangers we face, but because engagement can lift suspicion and fear. america will remain the anchor of strong alliances in every corner of the globe. and we will renew those institutions that extend our capacity to manage crisis abroad. for no one has a greater stake in a peaceful world than its most powerful nation. we will support democracy from asia to africa, from the americas to the middle east because our interests and our conscious compel us to act on behalf of those who long for freedom. we must be a source of hope to the poor, the sick, the magicalized, the victims of prejudice, not out of mere charity, but because peace in our time requires the constant advance of those principles that our common creed describes, tolerance and opportunity, human dignity and justice. we, the people, declared today that the most evident of truths that all of us are created equal. it is the star that g
already predict some serious challenges that include spending caps signed into law in 2011 that could make the next four years extremely difficult from a governing standpoint. let's talk about it with chris wilson, a republican consultant, former executive director of the texas republican party and the president of new heights communications. kristi, to you first. candidate obama in 2008 promised to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term. that hasn't happened. how about by the end of his second? >> well, john, i think what's important to remember is that as president obama is starting his second term, he's doing so in a remarkably strong position with high approval ratings and a great record in his first term. when he started, as we all know, the economy was in the ditch. he was able to successfully get us out of that at the point where last week the u.s. stocks closed at their highest level in five years and was able to pass historic health care legislation. by contrast, republicans have their ratings in the toilet. what that means is that there's probably -- it's going to b
who disagrees new gun law opponents want to gin up fear or higher ratings or revenue. is there room for a fear disagreeing with the president or some of the things he did not all of them, is there room with this president? >> i don't think so. he talked about the republican friendly media the other day. obviously, he's talking about talk radio and maybe fox and other websites. this is what he routinely does. rather than have a real conversation, and say, look, i think there are a lot of complicated issues involved here, maybe part gun, maybe part hollywood, maybe part breakdown of the family, let's have a national conversation about this. instead, it's my opponents don't care about the poor children who are suffering, they're not reading the letters that i'm reading, they don't really care and in fact, it's all about their ratings. well, people who believe in the second amendment dearly they happen to have heartfelt views, maybe he disagrees, that's his right, but they shouldn't be demonized. >> one thing i was troubled about today, i don't want another study on this. if there's ano
already signed a trillion dollars of deficit reduction into law and committed to more spending cuts but we can't just cut our way to prosperity. we have toasting to invest in things like -- we have to continue to invest in things like education and energy. he put reducing the deficit in a balanced way to promote jobs for middle class families and that is going to be his guiding principle through the negotiations. >> i want to ask you quickly about the republican idea. would you support it but with the caveat they are telling the senate you haven't passed a budget in more than three years and you need to do that so we have a baseline for negotiations. >> well, let's revisit what the debt limit actually is. this is about congress paying the bills for what it has already racked up. the white house has made clear that the president will take a look at the proposal. they said it is encouraging that the republicans were moving away from some of their demands but the preferenc prefs still a long-term agreement and the president is going to use the negotiations to headache sure that we do reduce t
ahead and enforce the laws on the books, they've been pushing for that all along and they like that and plus, it was a couple of weeks ago, where wayne lapierre was excoriated on the airwaves for saying how dare him coming out and saying we should have more police officers or armed personnel in the schools. and now the president of the united states, in his initiatives have suggested that as well to put some more school resource people in the schools. so, that goes along with the nra as well. >> brian: right now we're waiting for the swearing-in ceremony nor vice-president joe biden to get underway, they're running a little late and we'll bring it to you live when it happens, even if you're in the middle of at pocket chair ad. does this look like a threat? a five-year-old suspended fr kindergarten because of this? we report you decide. >> looks like a hair dryer. [ male announcer ] where do you turn for legal matters? maybe you want to incorporate a business. orrotect your family with a will or living trust. and you'd like the help of an attorney. at legalzoom a legal plan atto
to arkansas to teach, making partner at the rose law firm five years later. she kept working after her husband was elected governor of arkansas. she would become the first first lady to do so. >> i suppose i could have stayed home and bake kd cookies. >> then came washington. >> this social security card will represent a right of every citizen and it will give each of us the security of knowing we will be taken care of when we need help. >> her health care initiative came crashing down in 1994. her high visibility came at a cost. but the superwoman learned to steel herself. there was the unexplained suicide vince foster and questions about the clinton's whitewater land deal but the challenges didn't end there. >> i did not have sexual relations with that woman, miss lewinsky. >> the affair and the house vote after that to impeach her husband threatened to derail team clinton but hillary was nothing if not resilient. she ran for congress and elected sin for from new york with 56% of the note. she became the first first lady to enter congress and in 2007 another first. >> when people tell me, we
americans trying to understand the new tax laws. i've been learning a lot over the last few months and talking with people who are trying to help me make intelligent and informed decisions. i certainly don't have a definitive plan at this time but like everyone else i want to make decisions that are best for my future and my family. finances and taxes are a personal matter, and i should not have made my opinions on them public. i apologize to those who i have upset or insulted and assure you, i intend to not let that happen again. >>steve: a man now has to apologize for upsetting people or offending people because he doesn't like the idea of paying 63 cents on every dollar extra that he makes. >>steve: there is no secret why so many professional athletes choose not to live in california he has to give away 60% of his money or he's whining and should feel lucky. he's away probably 250 days a year from his family. there is no guarantee of any single dollar. there is no guarantee in his life. >> what happened to states which have raised their tax rates like california, like illinois v
difficult to do but if that can be found, and i think we're going to have good immigration law. >> the president extended really an olive branch, if you will, before the inaugural address to republicans saying that he's going to try to reach out more, perhaps invite people over to the white house, whether or not he kind of joked about playing cards and golf and that type of thing. if the president were to reach out to you more in the second term, would you take him up on it? would you be a part of a group that would really try to break through some of the nastiness that we've seen in washington? >> of course i would. and i would give an example of my doing that as i tried to work very closely with republican and democrats in the congress and with the president the first nine months of obama care, trying to reach a bipartisan agreement. but we weren't moving fast enough for the president. he decided to go ahead on a part dan basis. so i got nine months there of working very closely. i can tell you, more recently, there's an inaugural lunch after his speech and i was invited to t
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